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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2017, 10:06:33 AM »

North: 62.952 N, AK-3 in Denali State Park, AK

South: 16.305 N, West End, Roatan, Honduras

East:  63.025 W, Orient Beach, St. Martin

West: 151.867 W, AK-1 in Anchor Pt, AK
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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2017, 10:23:36 AM »

North Amsterdam, Holland 52.37N
South Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco 20.65N
East Warsaw, Poland 21.01E
West Port Angeles, Washington 123.43W
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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2017, 10:48:48 AM »

For Rothman's list:

Quote from: Rothman
Greatest Difference North to South

froggie (on land):  117.31 (Punta Arenas, Chile and Reykjavik, Iceland)
froggie (at sea):   ~119.42

Quote from: Rothman
Greatest Difference East to West, Crossing Prime Meridian

froggie:  360

(EDIT:  corrected a miscalculation from earlier)
« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 11:34:14 PM by froggie »
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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2017, 11:05:44 AM »

North: 44N Barton, VT
South: 25N Miami, FL
East: 80W Also Miami
West: 104W Denver, CO
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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2017, 11:09:15 AM »

North: 44N Barton, VT
South: 25N Miami, FL
East: 80W Also Miami
West: 104W Denver, CO

Vermont is farther east than Miami.
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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2017, 11:47:23 AM »

North: Cambridge, UK 52.2 N
South: Queenstown, NZ 45.3 S
East: Rotorua, NZ 176.2 E
West: Waimea, Kauai 159.7 W
Closest to zero, longitude:  Cambridge, UK 0.12 E (passed through prime meridian en route, but did not stop)
Closest to zero, latitude: Pulau Batam, Indonesia 1.08 N

Looks like Froggie is furthest south so far.
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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2017, 11:58:39 AM »

W: 115.18 W , Las Vegas
E:  31.45 E, Kruger NP, South Africa
S:  34.35 S, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
N:  52.38 N, Amsterdam Centraal Station, The Netherlands
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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2017, 12:32:43 PM »

It also becomes a moot point for those of us who have circumnavigated the globe, as I did in 2008.  How do I put "farthest east" or "farthest west" when I've been completely around?
Landfall? We aren't counting intercontinental flights for furthest north. I guess being on the sea at the antimeridian would be legit, though land range would be interesting too.

We're also doing it by 'farthest longitude' so Guam is east and Hawaii west, even though everywhere east of somewhere in the Indian Ocean (roughly where the antipodes are) is shorter by heading west for North America, so while Bangkok is roughly as far west as a New Yorker can go before he starts being east of New York, we're counting it as being east. This means that the 'crossing Prime Meridian' isn't the best judge of greatest range for US people as those with big ranges probably crossed via the antimeridian. Someone going from Hawaii at 158W to Guam at 144E hasn't travelled through 302 degrees, but 58 degrees. My 237 degrees is that being 1-122 West and -1 to 115 East, corco's 278 might not be as Shanghai is easier via the Pacific than over the Atlantic and Eurasia. But, then, corco's furthest east might be somewhere else, rather than the furthest east from Greenwich (what we're measuring)...

Closest to zero, longitude:  Cambridge, UK 0.12 E (passed through prime meridian en route, but did not stop)
What craziness is that? Didn't you want to stand on a totally arbitrary line that divides hemispheres and be in both at the same time?  :-D

Here's mine:
Closest to zero, longitude: 0 (crossed on foot at least ten times, factoring in the fancy line at the Observatory is not quite on 0 now and my jumping about and all that as a child on the line drawn down wasn't at 0)
Closest to zero, latitude: a tad short of -2S (here)

Greatest Difference North to South

Oscar   55.07
EnglishSi    50.9
57.1N to 6.2 South is a range of 63.3.

50.9 is, however, the closest I've lived to the equator.
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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2017, 12:35:56 PM »

Being a more visual person than many here, I made a map with the smallest "rectangle" that contains everywhere I've been.


The farthest north is somewhere in Scotland.
The farthest east is somewhere in Greece
The farthest south and west are somewhere in Hawaii.
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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2017, 12:44:23 PM »

North - 55.93 - Edinburgh, Scotland
South - 32.9 - Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Texas
East - 0.13 - London, England
West - 118.24 - Los Angeles, California
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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2017, 12:44:37 PM »

North and east is probably PEI. South and west is Hawaii.
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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2017, 01:14:30 PM »

Funnily the Westernmost point ever reached by me is East of some Easternmost points reached by other forumers.

North: Caposile, Italy (near Venice), 45.58
South: TFS (Tenerife South) airport, Spain, 28.04
East: Jesolo, Italy (also near Venice, to the Southeast of North point), 12.63
West: Somewhere in La Gomera island, Spain, ~-17.24
What craziness is that? Didn't you want to stand on a totally arbitrary line that divides hemispheres and be in both at the same time?  :-D

Here's mine:
Closest to zero, longitude: 0 (crossed on foot at least ten times, factoring in the fancy line at the Observatory is not quite on 0 now and my jumping about and all that as a child on the line drawn down wasn't at 0)
Closest to zero, latitude: a tad short of -2S (here)

I once stood right at zero longitude just outside Berbegal, Spain. That's why I call the IERS Reference Meridian the 'Berbegal Meridian'. I've also crossed it on foot in the Ordesa and Monte Perdido national park. As for closest to Equator, see South, above.
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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2017, 01:26:49 PM »

I wish people would look this up. Search distance calculator and you can find out which one is further.

North and east is probably PEI.

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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2017, 02:33:40 PM »

I'm having way too much fun with this.  Sorry for the small type; everyone that submitted a full set of coordinates is on here. Everyone has four points that could form a rectangle showing a domain for each of us...probably could superimpose it over a really bad world map projection somehow.

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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #39 on: December 07, 2017, 03:41:00 PM »

North: 49.3N, Vancouver, BC (planning a trip to Calgary, AB next year hopefully to extend that)
East: 73.5W, New York, NY (JFK Airport, not a layover)
South: 8.7N, Isla del Cao, Costa Rica (I'm pretty sure, we took a boat into the ocean from Sierpe for snorkeling, to an island)
West: 124.5W, Port Orford, OR

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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #40 on: December 07, 2017, 03:51:04 PM »

North Amsterdam, Holland 52.37N
South Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco 20.65N
East Warsaw, Poland 21.01E
West Port Angeles, Washington 123.43W

For road trips only (excluding trips where I took a plane and then rented a car, for example), the outer limits of where I've driven are as follows:

North Hinckley, Minnesota 46.02N
South La Constancia, Coahuila 25.15S
East Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario 81.84W
West Las Vegas, Nevada 115.14W
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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #41 on: December 07, 2017, 04:04:10 PM »


North: about 64.86N on the Parks Highway near Fairbanks, Alaska.  I don't think I went further north than that, but it's possible the visit to the UAF museum involved parking or walking somewhere a tad further north.

South: about 18.91N at South Point on Hawaii.

East: about 13.02 E in Malm, Sweden.

West: about 158.25 W at the end of Hawaii 93 on Oahu.

I like the new variant of the bounds when on a road-only trip.  Without airplanes involved, my list:

North: same as above, Parks Highway or UAF in Fairbanks area. ~64.86N

South: Key West. 24.55 N

East: Amherst, NS.  64.21 W

West: Denali NP, Eielson VC.  150.31 W (unless the Parks Highway goes further west, but it doesn't appear to)

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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #42 on: December 07, 2017, 04:06:00 PM »

My 237 degrees is that being 1-122 West and -1 to 115 East, corco's 278 might not be as Shanghai is easier via the Pacific than over the Atlantic and Eurasia. But, then, corco's furthest east might be somewhere else, rather than the furthest east from Greenwich

Yes! If we were to calculate longitude using our individual front doors as the meridian, my furthest west point shifts to wherever I left the airport in Hong Kong and my furthest east becomes the Timpuri Noi metro station in Bucharest, which is arguably more interesting and accurate

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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #43 on: December 07, 2017, 04:27:52 PM »

North: 44N Barton, VT
South: 25N Miami, FL
East: 80W Also Miami
West: 104W Denver, CO

Vermont is farther east than Miami.

As far as parallels & meridians go, Barton, VT is actually 8 west of Miami.
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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #44 on: December 07, 2017, 04:35:29 PM »

North: 44N Barton, VT
South: 25N Miami, FL
East: 80W Also Miami
West: 104W Denver, CO

Vermont is farther east than Miami.

As far as parallels & meridians go, Barton, VT is actually 8 west of Miami.

Sure of this? I found Barton VT is around 72 degrees west, Miami 80 degrees west.
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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #45 on: December 07, 2017, 04:48:46 PM »

Ekt, check this simple tool out.  I'll add you to the list once your list is resolved; I, too see Barton being further east than Miami (keep in mind longitudes are negative in the western hemisphere and therefore 80 is further west than 72):

https://itouchmap.com/latlong.html
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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #46 on: December 07, 2017, 04:50:42 PM »

Of course, I also mistook -6.2 for being 6.2...
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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #47 on: December 07, 2017, 05:00:29 PM »

North: 44N Barton, VT
South: 25N Miami, FL
East: 80W Also Miami
West: 104W Denver, CO

Vermont is farther east than Miami.

As far as parallels & meridians go, Barton, VT is actually 8 west of Miami.

Sure of this? I found Barton VT is around 72 degrees west, Miami 80 degrees west.

Correct.  I just google "longitude of ______" and see what pops up.
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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #48 on: December 07, 2017, 05:10:28 PM »

A little more readable...if you click on it. :D

« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 05:16:11 PM by Rothman »
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Re: Farthest latitude and longitude you've been to
« Reply #49 on: December 07, 2017, 05:18:56 PM »

A little more readable...if you click on it. :D



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